Preparing culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students for clinical practice in the health care setting

Harvey, Theresa, Robinson, Carolyn, & Frohman, Rena (2013) Preparing culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students for clinical practice in the health care setting. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(7), pp. 365-370.

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The number of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students seeking enrollment in higher education courses in Western countries where English is the predominant language has grown considerably in the past decade, especially in undergraduate health care courses. When enrolled in nursing courses, students are required to complete clinical placements. Such experiences can create significant challenges for CALD students where language, cultural differences, and interpretation of cultural norms complicate the learning process. To assist CALD nursing students to transition successfully, an extracurricular integrated curriculum program was developed and implemented at a university in Queensland, Australia. The program is a series of interactive workshops based on the principles of caring pedagogy and student-centered learning. The program applies strategies that combine small-group discussions with peers, role-plays, and interactions with final-year nursing student volunteers. Evaluation of the program suggests it has assisted most of the students surveyed to be successful in their clinical studies.

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ID Code: 61462
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Nursing Education, Higher Education, Curricula, HERN, Transitions, ForeignStudents
DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20130529-02
ISSN: 0148-4834
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Medicine Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > OTHER LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (209900) > Language Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified (209999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Slack Incorporated and
Theresa Harvey, Carolyn Robinson & Rena Frohman
Deposited On: 22 Jul 2013 00:08
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2015 10:35

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